While we didn’t snag an extra day off for New Year, there are more public holidays and precious long weekends in the UAE to look forward to.
So, when is the next UAE public holiday?
Under the direction of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the UAE Cabinet announced the public holidays for 2023 last month. As New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday, the first official holiday of 2023 will be after the Holy Month of Ramadan, when we celebrate Eid al Fitr from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3. On the... Read More
Diesel will also see a decrease in price to Dhs3.29 per litre, a decrease from Dhs3.74 last month.
Here are the UAE petrol prices for Super 98 from January 2022 to January 2023.2023
March: Dhs3.23... Read More
Effective from Sunday, January 1 2023, the 30 per cent tax will be removed from all alcohol purchases in Dubai.
As first reported by Caterer Middle East, Dubai Municipality announced a one-year trial period that will see tax suspended on all alcoholic beverages for 2023.
Although not yet confirmed, this should make drinking in restaurants and bars cheaper. According to the same article, Dubai Municipality expects that the saving will be passed on to consumers.
We do know... Read More
Heading to see the record-breaking Burj Khalifa fireworks this New Year’s Eve? The Roads and Transport Authority have released a video on Twitter with the full traffic plan including all the road closures and extended metro timings to ensure the city is well-prepared for the celebrations.
If you’re planning on driving or taking the metro, make sure you plan your trip accordingly. You wouldn’t want to miss a second of the action.
Here are all the road closures…
From 4pm... Read More
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) to create a pre-release turtle rehabilitation area at Louvre Abu Dhabi, in the waters surrounding the museum. The project, which is the last step of the rehabilitation cycle before the marine animals are released back into the sea, is an extension of the EAD’s Wildlife Rescue Program in partnership with The National Aquarium, in line... Read More
This holiday season in Dubai there are plenty of opportunities for family and friends to enjoy the most wonderful time - and wonderful weather - of the year with seasonal festivities taking place all over Dubai. Whether it's a winter market, a themed event at the Dubai Opera, or a fabulously festive village, there is something for everyone to enjoy this Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) with opportunities galore to create unforgettable memories with loved ones.
Bluewaters is bringing all... Read More
Al Hosn Festival, Abu Dhabi’s annual celebration of the emirate’s cultural heritage, is set to return with a packed ten-day programme taking place from 13 to 22 January at the iconic Al Hosn site. Set across Al Hosn’s historic buildings and outdoor areas, the event will showcase the best of Abu Dhabi’s heritage as well as the breadth of its creativity.
Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the festival promises an exciting array of activities... Read More
Celebrate this festive season at the only palace of its kind, Raffles The Palm Dubai, where timeless craftsmanship is blended with Dubai’s vibrant social culture at the palatial luxury beachfront resort.
An oasis for the well-traveled, the resort will be offering a myriad of festivities this holiday season featuring outdoor activities, live entertainment, kids Grotto, tree lighting ceremony, surprise visits from the man in red and more throughout its dining destinations for guests to... Read More
If you love great coffee, then MOKHA 1450 has just the thing to elevate the way you look at your hot beverage routine. At MOKHA 1450, their philosophy is to create the ultimate coffee experience, through sourcing and preparing rare single origin coffees in order to give connoisseurs and novices alike the unique experience and coffee knowledge they deserve. With that in mind, Mokha 1450, which exemplifies the “Heart of Coffee” is running several Coffee Experience Masterclasses to help guests... Read More
A World Cup final for the ages delivered a crowning glory for soccer icon Lionel Messi on Sunday as Argentina beat reigning men's champion France on penalty kicks.
One of the most dramatic major sporting events in history had the teams tied 3-3 after extra time, with the French ultimately missing twice in the shootout before Gonzalo Montiel converted to seal an exhausting and emotional victory.
Argentina had dominated the bulk of the match, leading 2-0 with just about 10... Read More